BRENT PENNINGTON Macro photograph of dogwood tree blossom.  11 May 2014.

Playing around in the garden one morning a couple of months back, with the old Takumar 50mm macro lens.  I’m always amazed at how even the smallest breath of wind can make macro photography of plants impossible.  I don’t notice the breeze until I start trying to focus, and then it seems that the plants are always in motion.  But I was able to grab a few shots.

The photo above is a blossom on my flowering dogwood tree, a tree that I have wanted to have for years and am now finally able to.  It had a dozen blossoms during its first spring, even having just been planted, and they lasted for several weeks, which made me glad.

BRENT PENNINGTON Macro photograph of dogwood tree blossom.  11 May 2014.

Likewise with my blueberry bushes, only 6″ tall and bought out of the sale bin at Home Depot only a few weeks prior.  Yet each had a blossom and, now that I have them fenced in and safe from the rabbits, they are growing well.

BRENT PENNINGTONMacro photograph of a blueberry bush blossom.  11 May 2014

BRENT PENNINGTON Macro photograph of a blueberry bush blossom.  11 May 2014

Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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